Index: Crime & Safety / Subcategory: Crime

Domestic Violence

Date updated: 03/20/2012

Many law enforcement agencies indicate domestic violence as an 'add on', meaning that this is added on to the description of the offense. Currently in Larimer County, law enforcement agencies record domestic violence differently. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office places the descriptor of Domestic Violence on the initial report of a crime, while local police departments attach it to the arrest report, rather than the initial report. While not every initial report results in an arrest, adding initial report and arrest report information is presently the best estimation of the total number of domestic violence offenses. Crimes typically associated with domestic violence include homicide, forcible sex, aggravated assault, robbery, simple assault, intimidation, kidnapping, and non-force sexual assault.

What this chart shows: Domestic Violence Arrests/Reports per 1,000 Adult Population - Larimer County, 2007-2011

Data Source: Berthoud Police Department, CSU Police Department, Estes Park Police Department, Fort Collins Police Department, Larimer County Sheriff's Office, Loveland Police Department (data not available online)
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What this chart shows: Domestic Violence Arrests/Reports by Larimer County Law Enforcement Agency, 2007-2011

Data Source: Berthoud Police Department, CSU Police Department, Estes Park Police Department, Fort Collins Police Department, Larimer County Sheriff's Office, Loveland Police Department (data not available online)

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What the above data tell us:

From 2007 to 2011, the rate of Larimer County law enforcement reports and arrests for domestic violence per 1,000 adults decreased 29%, peaking in 2007 at 5.7 reports/arrests per 1,000 adults. During this same period of time, the adult population of Larimer County increased 7.0%.

What this chart shows: Number of Domestic Violence Victims Served by Crossroads Safehouse, 2007-2011

Data Source: Crossroads Safehouse (data not available online)

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What this chart shows: Number of Women and Children Sheltered by Crossroads Safehouse, 2007-2011

 

Data Source: Crossroads Safehouse (data not available online)

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What the above data tell us:

Crossroads Safehouse, Larimer County's only agency dedicated exclusively to helping victims of domestic violence, served 2,870 clients in 2011. Crossroads Safehouse serves as a domestic violence shelter for all of Larimer County; it provided 9,291 nights of emergency shelter and 20,013 nights of transitional housing for women and children. A total of 212 individuals could not be sheltered in the Safehouse because the shelter was full.

What this chart shows: Number of Crisis Intervention Calls by Agency, FYE 2011*

*Data based on Federal fiscal year ending September 30, 2011

Data Source: Crossroads Safehouse, Alternatives to Violence and Estes Valley Victim Advocates (data not available online)

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What the above data tell us:

Crossroads Safehouse in Fort Collins received the largest percentage of crisis intervention calls in Larimer County, followed by Alternatives to Violence in Loveland and Estes Valley Victim Advocates in Estes Park.

Comparable information from all three agencies is not available on a calendar year. Therefore, this is the only domestic violence information provided based on a federal fiscal year of October 1 through September 30.

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Data Table:

Domestic Violence Arrests/Reports

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Berthoud Police Department**

18 17 15 9 13

Colorado State University Police Department*

18 4 8 10 12

Estes Park Police Department*

42 22 23 14 15

Fort Collins Police Department*

471 459 407 479 433

Larimer County Sheriff's Office**

486 399 328 319 298

Loveland Police Department*

249 241 250 218 211

Larimer County Total

1,284 1,142 1,031 1,049 982

Total Rate per 1,000 Adult Population

5.7 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.1

*Domestic Violence descriptor is noted on the initial report.

**Domestic Violence descriptor is noted on the arrest report.

See chart - Arrests/Reports by 1,000 Adult Population - Arrests/Reports by Agency

Number of Domestic Violence Victims Served and Individuals Sheltered - Crossroads Safehouse

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Number of Domestic Violence Victims Served

2,851 2,193 2,687 2,940 2,870

Number of Women Sheltered

169 182 220 182 214

Number of Children Sheltered

144 147 216 140 198

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'Number of Domestic Violence Victims Served'

'Number of Women and Children Sheltered'

Number of Crisis Calls by Agency, FYE 2011*

Agency

Number of Calls

% of Calls

Crossroads Safehouse

1,338

92%

Alternatives to Violence

77

5%

Estes Valley Victim Advocates

42

3%

Total

1,457

100%

*FYE based on federal fiscal year ending September 30, 2010

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